Portland Senior Housing

a senior housing referral service
for Portland, Oregon

  • Save time
  • Simplify your search
  • Focus on the right options

Hi, I'm Jennifer Cook-Buman

Are you frustrated trying to find comprehensive information on senior housing? Are you searching all over trying to find the information you need for making the right decisions?

You've come to the right place! Since 2007 I've been helping seniors and their families simplify their search. Over 1,100 families have benefited from my approach in matching seniors to the right housing and care for their unique situation and needs.

And, I've personally experienced the emotional turmoil of finding the best care for a loved one. My dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2011.

Thankfully, I had already researched communities, knew who specialized in dementia, and provided good care.

I'm dedicated to helping your family as if you were ​mine.

We Help You...

Save Time

Get previewed and pre-qualified referrals.

Find Peace of Mind

We've checked complaint and compliance files.

Make Informed Decisions

Get reliable, unbiased information on senior housing options.

Our Services Make Your Life Easier

First, we meet with you and/or your loved one. We make a thorough evaluation of your situation. We educate you on the appropriate senior housing options, review pros & cons and make recommendations on type of housing and care best suited to your needs

Second, we make a list of all the senior housing communities and care homes matching your needs. Then, we do the calling for you to verify current available vacancies, and share pertinent health and care needs. We arrange a day and time for you to visit. We don't give out your contact information. 

We accompany you on your tours of senior housing communities or care homes. We help you ask the right questions. We act as a buffer from the "hard sell" so you can objectively compare amenities and services. We represent you and act as an advocate.

Fourth, once you've selected a new home, we are your go-to resource for information and referrals: moving companies, attorneys, care managers, Veteran's information, and much more. We follow up and stay in contact. We continue as your trusted advisor long after your move.

What Our Clients Say

Thank you for all your help. Mom's thriving in her new place. She loves the people. We love the great care she's getting.

Kathy R. - daughter

“I am so thankful for the guidance & assistance provided by Jennifer in finding a senior living facility for my 88-year old Mom.  She met Mom and quickly understood her personality, lifestyle, hopes & fears about relocating. Jennifer showed us four places in our area and helped us ask the right questions. After moving, Mom smiles and laughs more. She's happier, more relaxed and loves introducing her new friends to me.

Jennifer made a daunting process very simple.”  

K. M. - Lake Oswego, OR

Our Rates

  • We're a registered referral agency with Oregon DHS
  • We're an agency in good standing.
  • We comply with all regulations regarding long-term care senior living advisors.
  • See our full disclosures.
  • Our referral services are No Charge to seniors and families.
  • We have contracts with senior communities and homes.
  • They pay us a flat referral fee  - not a percentage of rent or care.
  • There's no padded costs for using our service. 
  • You get 100% unbiased referrals.
  • We have no ownership or vested interests in any senior living community.
  • We partner with you so you can make the best decisions for your situation.
  • We give full disclosure.
  • We ask for full disclosure.

When you're ready to start working together, download, sign and bring the form to our first meeting.


If you're currently qualified or have applied for Medicaid, you are best served by calling your Medicaid Case Manager for available senior living options.

Jump Start Your Search

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If You're Thinking About the Future

  • Wondering about senior housing
  • You want info - just "in case"

If You're Ready and Pro Active

  • New health diagnoses
  • Planning finances

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